Car Accidents

Car crash Lawyer in Kingston

Representing Hudson Valley clients injured in auto accidents

New York has some of the most congested and treacherous roads in America. Whether you are navigating the streets of our cities or driving on rural roads, you will be faced with hazards and aggressive drivers rushing to and from locations. In the best situations, a car will take most of the damage, leaving the passengers free from serious injury as cars are intended to do. In other situations, the crash is so severe that the occupants suffer from serious injuries, some of which can be devastating. Some injuries can include concussion, spinal cord injury, dismemberment, bone fractures, and more. Serious injuries can burden you with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, impacted employment, and a devastated quality of life. Some injuries can stay dormant for years before impact the life of a victim. If you were seriously injured in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver, you need to talk to an attorney. You may be entitled to damages not covered by the insurance. Contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation.

No-fault insurance

Immediately after an accident, our insurance will cover our medical bills and lost wages to an extent. In New York, we pay for “no-fault” insurance, or personal injury protection (PIP) to ensure that we can seek medical attention after an accident without the worry that we will amass overwhelming medical bills or suffer from a devastating loss of wages. If you are injured in a car accident, you can feel comforted by that fact. When a car crash injury goes beyond the coverage of PIP, you may need to consider your legal options.

Negligence

If your injuries surpass the protection offered under PIP, you may have to explore your legal options. If you are seriously injured because of the negligence of another driver, you may need to bring a lawsuit to cover the impact on your future. Some examples of negligence in a motor vehicle crash  include:

  • Unlawful turns
  • Careless lane changes
  • Tailgating
  • Dangerous Speeding
  • Electronic device use
  • DUI
  • Exhaustion

Compensation

You may be able to recover damages if you were seriously injured by the negligence of another driver. You also may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, depending on the situation. Economic damages include wage loss, unpaid medical bills, property damage, and more. Economic loss will often be a factor in a personal injury lawsuit. Non-economic damages are a more complicated matter. If you are able to establish “pain and suffering” caused by the accident, you could recover monetary compensation based on how the accident impacted your quality of life, including how the experience affected you and how your life was changed because of the collision.

Contact an Ulster County car crash lawyer

Jeff Brody Injury Law is honored to be a legal resource for the people of Kingston, Ulster County, and all of New York State faced with serious injuries caused by collisions. We understand how devastating a car crash can be on the future of our clients and will work tirelessly to seek fair compensation to make you whole again. If you are in need of a law firm to assess your situation, guide you through your options, and passionately advocate on your behalf, contact us immediately.